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Psychology, persuasion and CRO (conversion rate optimisation) are areas of online marketing and designing for the web that have always interested me. How do you get visitors to your site? Once they are on the site, how do you persuade them to perform an action? Whether that is to get them to sign up to an email list, purchase something, register for a free trial or numerous other actions.
As marketers, we often focus on supplying prospects with in-depth information about our products and services to allow them to make an informed decision. Of course this usually contains a slight sales spin highlighting the benefits of our offerings so that an informed decision leads them to the right choice of picking our product. But is this the right approach?
Happy New Year! It’s time to nurse those hangovers and burn off all that Christmas binge eating… it’s time for a fresh start to the month both for your body and your website! Here’s an easily digestible post with ten ideas for things you can test on your website to drive more conversions in 2013.
Ned Poulter looks at where the line falls between UX, CRO, SEO and many other web design disciplines whilst ultimately asking how you can leverage all of these aspects as somebody working in SEO.
It comes as no shock that earlier this year it was predicted $19.5bn would be spent on SEO and PPC in 2012 and that this investment would continue to increase further in the years to come. But I ask myself whether this investment is really worth your time and money if your site doesn’t lead to conversions?
Today was day two of the Conversion Conference in London and it was another excellent line-up with great tips on user testing and gaining every last bit of value from a website. I’ve compiled my favourite take-aways below and it’s another epic list that shows the wealth of great advice on show.
Today we attended the Conversion Conference conference which is dedicated to anyone wanting to achieve maximum ROI from their online campaigns. Internationally renowned experts help us learn how to improve sales and increase site conversion rates. Here’s a quick overview of the main points from Day One.
If you’re reading this post you are probably either someone who doesn’t know much about Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO) and are keen to know more about how you can implement it on your site or you are a specialist in the CRO field looking to help my cause to make more people aware of CRO and the potential increases in profit margins that can be achieved.
There have never been more ways to understand human psychology, or a bigger desire to do so. There are now books for fat people, thin people, smokers, romantics, pickup artists, you name it. You can buy a book on how to stop procrastinating, and also a book on why you should procrastinate. Every possible side of every argument is at your fingertips, and people are devouring them at a rapid pace.
Us English love a good moan; the weather’s too hot, the weather’s too cold, summer’s over already, the banks have ruined the economy, etc. I confess I also partake in a good old whinge on an increasingly frequent basis as the years tick by.
Conversion rate optimisation might be seen as a separate specialism from SEO, but it’s clear that CRO is fundamental for a truly successful SEO project. It’s all very well bringing in shed-loads of relevant traffic but if that traffic isn’t resulting in conversions and making some mulah, your client will soon be questioning the ROI you’re bringing them.